Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cool Animal Facts..

75% of wild birds die even before they reach their first birthdays.

Dolphins do sleep too. However, they sleep with half of their brain awake so that they are always “half-asleep, half-awake”.

Hippopotamuses secrete red sweat whenever they are upset.

Hippos have stomachs that are ten-feet long.

Mosquitoes, like humans, shiver whenever they feel cold.

Hippos are the animals that can be considered “bullet-proof” because their skin is 1 ½ inch thick.

Sharks do not get sick as they are immune to diseases.

Dolphins are the second most intelligent animals. They can be trained toperform certain tricks.

In the United States, cats and not dogs are the most common pets.

Dolphins, which are considered mammals more than a fish, can actually drown had it not been for their tails which automatically jerk to keep them afloat.

The Philippine tarsiers are sensitive to stress. They are not used to presence of humans and once they feel stressed out, they kill themselves.

The tarsier can turn its head 180 degrees which enables them to see their surroundings better.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

Bees would have to pollinate up to 4,000 flowers to produce a spoonful of honey.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Did you know....

1.Over 10,000 birds a year die from smashing into windows!

2.A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface!

3.The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum

4.Over 2500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people!

5.There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building!

6.The only 15 letter word that can be
spelled without repeating a letter is

7.There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S,
than real ones!

8.A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.!

9.Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!

10.The original name for the butterfly was 'flutterby'! 11.Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!

12.Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

13.Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year
14.Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

15.A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!